The Protagonists

The Protagonists

by Brenda Chamberlain
     
 

Never before published and written in three weeks in the autumn of 1967 after two visits to the Greek detention island of Leros, The Protagonists is Brenda Chamberlain’s response—both heartbreakingly lyrical and disturbingly visceral—to the right-wing coup d’état of April 1967. A dangerous, dissident text that draws on the

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Never before published and written in three weeks in the autumn of 1967 after two visits to the Greek detention island of Leros, The Protagonists is Brenda Chamberlain’s response—both heartbreakingly lyrical and disturbingly visceral—to the right-wing coup d’état of April 1967. A dangerous, dissident text that draws on the conventions of absurdist theater, the play can be viewed as the dark culmination of Chamberlain’s profound, career-long exploration of individuality, belonging, incarceration, imaginative freedom and the social role of the artist. It is also a startlingly candid articulation of her own emotional and psychological “internment” at the time. This edition includes a wealth of additional material, including Chamberlain’s own sketches, photographs of the play in performance, an interview with the lead actor, a contemporary review of the play’s performance, and an in-depth essay contextualizing Chamberlain’s literary techniques and influences.

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ISBN-13:
9781908069962
Publisher:
Parthian Books
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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